Physiotherapy FAQ's

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As primary contact practitioners, you do not need a referral to see a Physiotherapist.
Treatment is generally gentle. However, you may experience some mild discomfort at times depending on your condition and the technique required. It is important that you inform your therapist if you are experiencing any pain.
The number of appointments you will need depends on your condition and diagnosis. Some acute conditions may resolve quickly over a couple of appointments, other conditions which may be the result of your job, sport, or lifestyle may require regular treatment to help you make the best of your life.
Please note that our therapists are genuinely interested in helping you resolve or manage your condition and will be honest with you and suggest other forms of treatment if they feel that you would get a better result.
Yes, the therapists treat children. Parents are required to be present in the treatment room to ensure the diagnosis and treatment is understood and agreed to. And of course, for the children’s comfort.
When you visit for the first time, your Physiotherapist will take a full case history. A physical examination of your problem will be performed and you might be asked to move certain parts of your body. During the examination and treatment you may need to take off some of your clothing so the Physiotherapist can assess. (You are welcome to have a support person in the therapy room if it makes you more comfortable). Your Physiotherapist will also palpate specific areas of your body which indicate the areas of your body where you may have loss of mobility and that may contribute to your problem. The Physiotherapist will discuss treatment options and explain your diagnosis. You may be referred for an X-Ray or scans. In addition to the commencement of your treatment, you may be given a series of simple exercises to assist in your treatment and help prevent further incidents.
Patients are encouraged to ask as many questions about their diagnosis and treatment as they need. If the Physiotherapist is unable to help you, they will do their best to refer you to most appropriate Doctor, Specialist or Therapist.
Physiotherapy appointments are made for 30 minutes although the actual time spent with the therapist may vary depending on your treatment.
You can book online using any of the links found by clicking on the “book online” button. You may also call any one of our clinics on the numbers provided at the site or contact pages.
Yes. We do provide a home visiting service in the vicinity of our clinic locations. Please call the clinic for more information.
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